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Celestial Navigation - MCA Written Exam

Isle of Wight, UK

  • Price: GBP (£)1,150 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School UKSA
  • Location Isle of Wight, UK
  • All Dates Please contact us for dates and availability
  • Duration 5 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included Yes

Celestial Navigation Refresher and Exam

All Master (Yacht) candidates are now required to pass a Celestial Navigation Exam as part of the Master (Yacht) CoC.

What’s included:

Our price includes all food, accommodation and exam fees. You won’t find better value!

Course details:

At UKSA we offer a 5 day refresher course to brush up on your Celestial and astro-navigation skills and knowledge before sitting the MCA Approved exam.

Please be aware that the Master (Yacht) Oral examination needs to be taken within 12 months of completing the Celestial Navigation Exam as the exam pass holds a 1 year expiry.

Those who do not require the refresher course can just sit the exam, which will take place on the final day of the course, alternatively we can arrange a private Celestial Navigation Exam for £250. UKSA will need 15 days notice to arrange an exam.


5 days

Training towards:

Master (Yachts less than 500gt/3000gt)

Examination and assessment:

The exam consists of a 3 hour paper with an overall pass mark of 65%

Candidates can use any method of Celestial Navigation.

UKSA will provide a Nautical Almanac, plotting sheet and an Admiralty Rapid Sight Reduction Table NP303 Vol 1 and 3.

Please note pre-printed proformas are not allowed to be used during the MCA exam.


Please be aware Celestial Navigation is only valid for one year from the date of issue.

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UKSA, Arctic Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PQ

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